If you grow up in a big family, you hopefully know the glory that is freshly baked goods. So many people mean that no brownies ever sit around for more than a day and no cookies ever go to waste. However. This makes single living a wake up call. What happens when you make your grandma’s famous chocolate chip recipe and you have 30 left over? You have three options. You can bring them to work and deal with transporting the goods while keeping everything level and covered. You can eat just a few and sadly throw the rest away when they resemble hockey pucks. Or you can eat them all.
None of these options are particularly fulfilling. The local supermarket has a deal where they sell three cookies for $0.99. Not a bad deal. But supermarket cookies are often overly sweet, or just stale. Instead, try this recipe. It makes exactly three cookies. And they taste almost as good as they would surrounded by brothers and dogs and family. But you don’t have to share.
Three-Serving Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp granulated (white) sugar
Pinch of salt
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ cup all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350oF and grease a baking sheet.
Heat butter just until it starts to melt and is softened. Blend with sugars, salt, and vanilla. Add egg yolk and stir again. Add baking soda and flour and stir until combined. Then stir in chocolate chips.
Form cookie dough into two balls and place on baking sheet. The cookies will spread during baking, so make sure they are several inches apart. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
Remove baking sheet from oven.
Pour a glass of milk for dunking.